Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 11th November, 4pm

But see below for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy in Westminster Cathedral on 28th October, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Exarchate & Eparchy in the UK, served by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father & Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.
To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.
The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.

"It's Now or Never: The Return of the Eastern Christians to Iraq and Syria" - John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need gives the annual Christopher Morris Lecture in the Society's 90th year. Monday 27th November at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 pm Divine Liturgy, 7-15 pm Lecture, 8-15 pm Reception. £10 donation requested. RSVP to johnchrysostom@btinternet.com

Monday, 3 February 2014

LEBANON - SYRIA For Maronite patriarch, attacks in Lebanon due to divisions among Lebanese political leaders - Asia News

2 February, AsiaNews - Nusra Front claims recent attack in Hermel (Lebanon) was to punish Hizbollah. Former general Aoun holds back new government by demanding key ministries. Maronite bishops prepare paper on the country's situation and future. For over a year, Lebanon has not had a government.

Beirut (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Petty squabbles among Lebanese politicians - even among Christians - are the cause of the violent terrorist attacks that have struck several Lebanese cities, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi said in his homily yesterday at a Mass celebrated in Bkerke, see of the patriarchate. "We hold political parties and all those refusing reconciliation and obstructing the cabinet formation responsible for the ongoing explosions," the prelate said.

Also yesterday, the Nusra Front claimed responsibility for an attack in Lebanon. A day earlier, a car exploded in the Shia city of Hermel, in the northeast of the country, killing three people. This is the third attack by the Sunni extremist group in Lebanon. In a statement, the group said that the attack was aimed at punishing Hizbollah for fighting alongside the Syrian government and Bashar Assad.
In addition to divisions between pro- and anti-Assad, Lebanese political parties are divided by power and economic ambitions.  Former General Michel Aoun, for example, has prevented the establishment of a government because he wants some key ministries to go to members of his party, the Free Patriotic Movement. In a veiled reference to the problem, the Maronite patriarch yesterday said that the task of a government should be taking care of human beings, not ministerial budgets.
He also called on fellow Lebanese to pray for Lebanese politicians, that God may enlighten their minds.

For more than a year in Lebanon has had a caretaker government because the country's parties have failed to reach an agreement on a new cabinet and the number of ministries to be divided up among political parties. On the occasion of the feast day of Saint Maroun (9 February), Father of the Maronite Church, the patriarch will release a paper (a 'national charter') outlining the principles of national unity and the priorities that must be dealt with in the present and the future. The paper will be drafted after Maronite bishops' monthly meeting, set for 5 February

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LEBANON - SYRIA For Maronite patriarch, attacks in Lebanon due to divisions among Lebanese political leaders - Asia News
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